Big B carries Olympics torch in London

Bollywood megastar Big B, Amitabh Bachchan carried the Olympic torch at Southwark in London on Thursday, a day before the opening ceremony of the sporting spectacle. The 69-year-old actor, wearing a white track suit, covered a 300-metre distance, running and walking occasionally, and waved to the cheering crowd, as the Olympic Games torch relay entered the 69th day. Ahead of his participation in the relay, Bachchan said it was a "proud moment" for him and the country to be invited to carry the Olympic flame. Amitabh Bachchan carries the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg UN secretary-general Ban Ki Moon and NRI businessman Lakshmi Mittal were among others who were part of the relay team.
The 32.7 mile relay of the Olympic flame has legendary personalities from all over the world and all walks of life, including Lawrence Dallaglio, Lewis Moody, Jim Anderson, Michael Vaughan, Lewis Hamilton, Phil Packer, Darren Fitzpatrick and Tom Davis. Big B, however, is not the only celebrity to lend the Indian touch to the mega gaming event. Indian music maestro A R Rahman has teamed up with his 'Slumdog Millionaire' director Danny Boyle to compose a track for the inaugural event. "Clarifying the report on the Olympics track I am composing... It's a track in Punjabi celebrating the Indian influence in the UK. It's a part of a medley in the Olympics opening ceremony, according to Danny Boyle's creative wishes!," Rahman had written on his Facebook page.

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